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7 CMS students honored for ‘doing the right thing’

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (left) congratulates McCall Johnson 11, a fifth-grader at Irwin Academic Center, during a ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Place in uptown. McCall saw some older students were being mean to a younger child on a school bus, calling him names. McCall told them to leave the child alone then invited the child to sit with him on the bus. The two became friends, and according to the bus driver, the younger student went from not wanting to go to school to being excited about it again. McCall was one of seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg students students recognized for making good choices and “doing the right thing.”
Mecklenburg County Sheriff Irwin Carmichael (left) congratulates McCall Johnson 11, a fifth-grader at Irwin Academic Center, during a ceremony Tuesday at Discovery Place in uptown. McCall saw some older students were being mean to a younger child on a school bus, calling him names. McCall told them to leave the child alone then invited the child to sit with him on the bus. The two became friends, and according to the bus driver, the younger student went from not wanting to go to school to being excited about it again. McCall was one of seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg students students recognized for making good choices and “doing the right thing.” rlahser@charlotteobserver.com

Seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students were recognized Tuesday for making good choices and “doing the right thing” during a ceremony and celebration at Discovery Place.

The winners were chosen from dozens of nominations from teachers, principals, police officers and members of the community. The seven students selected for recognition distinguished themselves for their exemplary behavior and for making sometimes difficult decisions, including standing up to bullies and turning in money found on the ground.

This is the 18th year for Do the Right Thing, which is a partnership between the Charlotte Fire Department, the Mecklenburg County Sheriff’s Office, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department and CMS.

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